Reminder: HIPAA Certificates of Creditable Coverage are No Longer Required
Posted on: 9/22/2015 9:24 AM
In accordance with the Affordable Care Act regulation that outlawed pre-existing condition exclusions, Lifetime Benefit Solutions is no longer mailing out HIPAA Certificates. Group health plans and insurers are no longer required to issue a HIPAA Certificate to individuals who have lost their group health plan coverage.
Previously, HIPAA Certificates were used to prove an individual had continuous health coverage under a prior health plan in order to offset a pre-existing condition exclusion period under a new health plan.